WA Delegate: The Republic of Nzingha (elected 8 days ago)
Founder: The mpla
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The embassy with Damascus is being withdrawn. Closure expected in 1 day 19 hours.
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Publishing Industry in Angola
As a region, Angola is ranked 2,186th in the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
|1.||The Republic of ACKJVR||Capitalist Paradise||“Senatus Populusque Romanus”|
|2.||The Colony of Kyzikos Recruiter||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Come to Kyzikos, one and all!”|
|3.||The Candy Store Owner of Urahara Kisuske||Father Knows Best State||“I'm just the owner of a small time candy store!”|
|4.||The Colony of Dale Owens of Mallaska||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“We're Mallaska's WA Puppet”|
|5.||The Holy Empire of Busheir||Psychotic Dictatorship||“We have won victory for Allah's children!”|
|6.||The Republic of Assydria||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Stuff”|
|7.||The Republic of Hwatari||Democratic Socialists||“Divide and Conquer!”|
|8.||The United States of Anthony Weiner Republic||Left-Leaning College State||“Who gave you the morality to judge me!?”|
|9.||The Republic of Nzingha||Democratic Socialists||“Best”|
|10.||The Borderlands of Bazalonia World Assembly Misison||New York Times Democracy||“It's how you weild your influence”|
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Republic of Rhodesia is no more. It's now the People's Revolutionary Zimbabwe. Sweet. :)
In an age of 'realists' and vigilantes, there is cause for optimism
19 September 2013
The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 - the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger's role in an atrocity that cost thousands of lives.
In declassified tapes, Kissinger is heard planning with President Richard Nixon the overthrow of President Salvador Allende. They sound like Mafiosi thugs. Kissinger warns that the "model effect" of Allende's reformist democracy "can be insidious". He tells CIA director Richard Helms: "We will not let Chile go down the drain", to which Helms replies: "I am with you." With the slaughter under way, Kissinger dismisses a warning by his senior officials of the scale of the repression. Secretly, he tells Pinochet, "You did a great service to the West."
I have known many of Pinochet's and Kissinger's victims. Sara De Witt, a student at the time, showed me the place where she was beaten, assaulted and electrocuted. On a wintry day in the suburbs of Santiago, we walked through a former torture centre known as Villa Grimaldi, where hundreds like her suffered terribly and were murdered or "disappeared".
Understanding Kissinger's criminality is vital when trying to fathom what the US calls its "foreign policy". Kissinger remains an influential voice in Washington, admired and consulted by Barack Obama. When Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain commit crimes with US collusion and weapons, their impunity and Obama's hypocrisy are pure Kissinger. Syria must not have chemical weapons, but Israel can have them and use them. Iran must not have a nuclear programme, but Israel can have more nuclear weapons than Britain. This is known as "realism" or realpolitik by Anglo-American academics and think-tanks that claim expertise in "counter-terrorism" and "national security", which are Orwellian terms meaning the opposite.
In recent weeks, the New Statesman has published articles by John Bew, an academic at Kings College war studies department, which the cold warrior Laurence Freedman made famous. Bew laments the parliamentary vote that stopped David Cameron joining Obama in lawlessly attacking Syria and the hostility of most British people to bombing other nations. A note at the end of his articles says he will "take up the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations" in Washington. If this is not a black joke, it a profanity on those like Sara de Witt and Kissinger's countless other victims, not least those who died in the holocaust of his and Nixon's secret, illegal bombing of Cambodia.
This doctrine of "realism" was invented in the US following the second world war and sponsored by the Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations, the OSS (forerunner of the CIA) and the Council on Foreign relations. In the great universities, students were taught to regard people in terms of their usefulness or expendability: in other words, their threat to "us". This narcissism served to justify the cold war, its moralising myths and cataclysmic risks, and when that was over, the "war on terror". Such a "transatlantic consensus" often found its clearest echo in Britain, with the British elite's enduring nostalgia for empire. Tony Blair used it to commit and justify his war crimes until his lies got the better of him. The violent death of more than a thousand people in Iraq every month is his legacy; yet his views are still courted, and his chief collaborator, Alastair Campbell, is a jolly after-dinner speaker and the subject of obsequious interviews. All the blood, it seems, has been washed away.
Syria is the current project. Outflanked by Russia and public opinion, Obama has now embraced the "path of diplomacy". Has he? As Russian and US negotiators arrived in Geneva on 12 September, the US increased its support for the Al-Qaeda affiliated militias with weapons sent clandestinely through Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Gulf. The Godfather has no intention of deserting his proxies in Syria. Al Qaeda was all but created by the CIA's Operation Cyclone that armed the mujahedin in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. Since then, jihadists have been used to divide and Arab societies and in eliminating the threat of pan-Arab nationalism to western "interests" and Israel's lawless colonial expansion. This is Kissinger-style "realism".
In 2006, I interviewed Duane "Dewey" Clarridge, who ran the CIA in Latin America in the 1980s. Here was a true "realist". Like Kissinger and Nixon on the tapes, he spoke his mind. He referred to Salvador Allende as "whatshisname in Chile" and said "he had to go because it was in our national interests". When I asked what gave him the right to overthrow governments, he said, "Like it or lump it, we'll do what we like. So just get used to it, world."
The world is no longer getting used to it. In a continent ravaged by those whom Nixon called "our b*stards", Latin American governments have defied the likes of Clarridge and implemented much of Allende's dream of social democracy - which was Kissinger's fear. Today, most of Latin America is independent of US foreign policy and free of its vigilantism. Poverty has been cut almost by half; children live beyond the age of five; the elderly learn to read and write. These remarkable advances are invariably reported in bad faith in the west and ignored by the "realists". That must never lessen their value as a source of optimism and inspiration for all of us.
John Pilger's new film, Utopia, will have its premiere at the National Film Theatre in London on 3 October and open in cinemas in November.
This article was first published in the New Statesman
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That's right Bobby!
Wait, what happend! From 11 to 40 nations O.o?
And it seems that I have been roflstomped
*whacks Bob with a stick*
I don't know what happened here, but I have returned to defend my region. Who are you newcomers, and what do you want with Angola?